May 11, 2021
U.S. Department of Education Makes Available $36 Billion in American Rescue Plan Funds to Support Students and Institutions
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced more than $36 billion in emergency grants today provided under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act for postsecondary education. These grants will help over 5,000 institutions of higher education (institutions), including HBCUs, TCCUs, and HSIs, provide emergency financial aid to millions of students and ensure learning continues during the COVID-19 national emergency.
May 7, 2021
Secretary Cardona Holds Virtual Roundtable with Educators to Discuss the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
This afternoon, U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona held a virtual roundtable to discuss the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program with educators who have student loans and are participating in the program.
May 6, 2021
Statement from U.S Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona on Results of the March 2021 NAEP Survey on School Reopening
Statement from U.S Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona on results of the March 2021 NAEP Survey on School Reopening:
May 3, 2021
U.S. Department of Education Announces Richard Cordray as Chief Operating Officer of Federal Student Aid
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced today that it has selected Richard Cordray as the Chief Operating Officer of Federal Student Aid. Cordray is the former Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the former Attorney General of Ohio.
April 30, 2021
U.S. Department of Education Launches Best Practices Clearinghouse to Highlight Innovative Practices for Reopening Schools and Campuses
Today, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) launched the Safer Schools and Campuses Best Practices Clearinghouse (the Clearinghouse), a website that highlights the innovative work underway nationwide in continuing to reopen K-12 schools, early childhood centers and postsecondary institutions.
April 29, 2021
100 Days of the Biden Administration: How the Department of Education Has Helped More Schools Safely Reopen and Meet Students Needs
During the first 100 days of the Biden Administration, the Department of Education's (ED) top priority has been to ensure students can return to schools safely, and has taken significant actions to help schools safely reopen for in-person instruction, address inequities exacerbated by the pandemic, and support the needs of all students, teachers, and staff.
April 28, 2021
Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona issued the following statement today on President Biden’s intent to nominate Roberto J. Rodríguez for Assistant Secretary of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development at the U.S. Department of Education:
April 26, 2021
This afternoon, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona held a virtual roundtable with military- connected students who are in schools near military installations around the globe. The conversation comes in April, which marks the Month of the Military Child, when our nation pays tribute to the resilience and tenacity of military children.
April 26, 2021
U.S. Department of Education Launches National Summer Learning & Enrichment Collaborative to Help Students Most Impacted by the Pandemic
NOTE: Press interested in covering the launch of the Collaborative may register here to receive updated meeting information and links to join National Convening on April 26 and 27.
April 26, 2021
Secretary Cardona, Senator Manchin, and Senator Murray Held Roundtable with Students Experiencing Homelessness to Discuss American Rescue Plan Resources
This afternoon, Secretary Cardona held a virtual roundtable with U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin (WV) and Patty Murray (WA) where they spoke with students who have experienced homelessness.